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Senator Richard Alloway II was elected to his first term in the Pennsylvania Senate in November 2008. After winning re-election in 2012, he is currently serving his second term representing the 33rd District, which includes all of Adams County and portions of Cumberland, Franklin and York Counties.

A strong advocate for smaller state government, Senator Alloway has supported passage of fiscally responsible state budgets that did not raise taxes on local families or businesses. He also sponsored legislation aimed at eliminating the inheritance tax.

In his first year in office, Senator Alloway worked to cut office expenses by more than $350,000 and continues to save taxpayer dollars by not accepting per diem payments.

Senator Alloway serves as a member of the Senate Republican leadership team as Majority Caucus Secretary, where he is responsible for overseeing and careful review of all executive nominations submitted to the Senate for confirmation. He previously served as Senate Majority Caucus

Administrator and as Chairman of the Senate Game and Fisheries Committee, where he authored several laws to protect sportsmen and promote outdoor activities.

In addition to serving as an advocate for Pennsylvania sportsmen, Senator Alloway is among the legislature’s strongest supporters of Second Amendment rights. He championed legislation expanding the Castle Doctrine self-defense law in Pennsylvania to ensure law-abiding gun owners have the right to defend themselves from criminals, and he fought to pass legislation to prevent municipalities from targeting responsible gun owners with unconstitutional and overly restrictive firearms ordinances.

Senator Alloway’s other committee assignments include serving as Vice Chairman of the Senate Law and Justice Committee and as a member of the Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee; Game and Fisheries Committee; Judiciary Committee; Majority Policy Committee; Rules and Executive Nominations Committee; and State Government Committee. He was also appointed to serve on the State System of Higher Education Board of Governors and the Chesapeake Bay Commission.

Prior to his election to the Senate, Senator Alloway served as a magisterial district judge for four years.  Senator Alloway is a member of the National Rifle Association, Hamilton Township Ruritan, Franklin County Farm Bureau, Pleasant Hall Fire Company and Trinity Lutheran Church. He is a former member of the Franklin County Area Development Corporation and Downtown Chambersburg, Inc. He also served as President of the Greene Township and the Lurgan Township Lions Clubs.

A Franklin County native, Senator Alloway is a 1986 graduate of Chambersburg Area Senior High School. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Government from Shippensburg University and graduated from Widener Law School in 2002. Senator Alloway and his wife Shannon are the proud owners of their three beloved dogs – Figgy, Sassy and Fritz.